11th Bangladesh general election 2018 | The Daily Star
  • Kishoreganj 1 constituency

    Polls in Kishoreganj-1 Feb 28

    The parliamentary election of Kishoreganj-1 constituency will be held on February 28.

  • BNP Senior Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed

    AL’s victory rally is a mockery: BNP

    BNP blasts the ruling Awami League for celebrating its victory in the 11th parliamentary election; saying it was a mockery with the people.

  • Corruption threatens to foundation of democracy

    HC order on petition against oath-taking of MPs today

    The High Court will deliver its order today on a writ petition that challenged the legality of oath-taking of lawmakers elected in the December 30 national election.

  • CEC rejects TIB’s Bangladesh election report

    CEC blasts TIB polls findings

    Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda yesterday rejected the Transparency International Bangladesh report on irregularities in the 11th parliamentary polls, terming the report “baseless”.

  • Sirajganj Journalist Shimul murder

    Petition filed challenging oath-taking of lawmakers

    A Supreme Court lawyer yesterday filed a writ petition with the High Court, challenging the oath-taking of lawmakers elected in the

  • Sajeeb Wazed Joy

    Joy analyses the 11th JS polls results

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ICT Affairs Adviser and son Sajeeb Wazed Joy explains why the Awami League secured absolute majority and its rival BNP experienced a debacle in the 11th parliamentary elections.

  • Find out reasons for defeat

    Urging BNP to find out the reasons behind its defeat in the last general election, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said a party that failed to mobilise people for a movement cannot win public support in the election fray.

  • Election schedule for reserved women seats next week

    The Election Commission will announce next week the election schedule for the 50 reserved seats for women in the 11th parliament, EC Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed says.

  • BNP's Sattar bags B'baria-2

    BNP candidate Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan has been elected in Brahmanbaria-2 following yesterday's re-polling in three centres of the constituency.

  • Bangladesh upazila election

    B'baria-2: Re-voting in 3 centres today

    Re-balloting at three polling centres under Brahmanbaria-2 constituency, where voting was suspended during the December 30 election, will be held today.

  • HT Imam

    AL congratulates EC for 'wonderful election'

    Awami League congratulates the Election Commission for holding a “wonderful, free and fair national election”.

  • DNCC election 2019

    World leaders consider polls a success: CEC

    Chief Election Commi-ssioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda yesterday said the December 30 national election was recognised as successful by world leaders.

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

    Take oath accepting people’s verdict: Quader to elected Oikyafront leaders

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader calls upon the Jatiya Oikyafront leaders elected in the 11th parliamentary election to take oath accepting people’s verdict.

  • PM Sheikh Hasina

    Hasina’s win ‘good news’: Indian newspaper editorials

    Leading Indian newspapers editorially commented on the outcome of parliamentary elections in Bangladesh saying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s return to power is “good news” for relations with India, but cautioned against her government’s “authoritarian” strait.

  • 'A glowing example for other democracies'

    A group of foreign and local election observers, who monitored the December 30 parliamentary election, has termed the election free, fair, peaceful and on a par with major democratic countries in the world.

  • BNP MPs-elect won't take oath

    BNP leaders elected in the 11th parliamentary polls will not take oath as they have already rejected the results, alleging various irregularities including ballot stuffing and ouster of opposition polling agents from voting centres.

  • TIB Executive Director Iftekharuzzaman

    TIB demands judicial inquiry over election

    Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) demands judicial probe over the reported violations during the 11th parliamentary election.

  • People voted AL to power: PM Hasina

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the people voted her party to power after evaluating the fruit of development borne in her previous terms.

  • Election Commission's Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed

    11th general polls a ‘bright example’ in nat’l life: EC Secy

    Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed says the 11th parliamentary election will remain as a ‘bright example’ in national life.

  • Salma Islam

    Tearful Salma quits race

    Around noon yesterday, Salma Islam was wiping away tears while her husband and campaign manager Nurul Islam Babul announced they were boycotting the election.

  • Hat-trick for Hasina

    Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has led her party to a third consecutive win in parliamentary polls, securing two-thirds majority in yesterday's election held in an atmosphere dominated by the ruling party men.

  • 3 journalists beaten up

    At least three journalists, including a photojournalist of this paper, were assaulted during parliamentary polls in Dhaka and Chattogram yesterday, while a number of journalists covering polls for this paper faced obstructions from activists of political parties and law enforcers in the capital.

  • Bangladesh election day violence

    As we saw

    It was something hardly seen ever in any election in the country -- finding trace of the key opposition party was a real challenge, except for in its electoral symbol on ballot papers.

  • EVM use in Bangladesh election

    EVM proves prone to abuse

    The Election Commission touted the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) as a foolproof alternative to the traditional method of ballot paper, but that too fell prey to sweeping abuse yesterday.

  • Bangladesh election day violence

    18 dead, 200 hurt

    Election violence claimed at least 18 lives yesterday, making it one of the deadliest polls in the country. More than 200 others were injured in clashes between rival Awami League and BNP supporters in 24 districts.

  • A team work!

    It was around 3:50pm when Sirajus Salekin went to a polling centre at University Laboratory School and College on Dhaka University campus yesterday to cast his vote.

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ANFREL gets flak from foreign affairs ministry

    The foreign ministry has described the joint statement of ANFREL-affiliated organisations, issued on Saturday, as "premature" and criticised it for comments based on "misinformation and premeditated assumptions".

  • Map of Chittagong

    AL men rule Ctg polling centres

    Polling agents of BNP-led alliance candidates were barred from entering the voting centres and BNP supporters were driven out from the area in all 16 constituencies in Chattogram during yesterday's election.

  • Leftist parties reject polls, demand re-election

    Rejecting the 11th parliamentary election, several leftist political parties yesterday demanded a “re-election” under a “non-partisan caretaker government” as early as possible.

  • Voting in Lalmonirhat-3

    Voting in Lalmonirhat-3: First 3 hours peaceful, then come AL men

    The first three hours were peaceful, even festive at times as people came in to cast their vote at the polling centres in the Lalmonirhat 3 constituency since early morning.